Harvey man charged with concealing a homicide, obstruction of justice

2013-08-05T11:16:00Z 2013-08-05T23:49:12Z Harvey man charged with concealing a homicide, obstruction of justiceGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 05, 2013 11:16 am  • 

MARKHAM | A Harvey man will appear again in court Thursday on charges he cleaned up the site of a fatal shooting.

Christopher Chandler, 22, had his initial court appearance Sunday at the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, where Judge Laura Sullivan set bond at $40,000 for charges of concealment of a homicide and obstruction of justice.

Chandler was released Sunday after posting bail, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Police.

He will have his initial court appearance at the Sixth District Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Markham on Thursday, according to the state’s attorney’s office.

During his bond hearing, prosecutors said Chandler used water and bleach to clean a bloodied carpet from the shooting death earlier this year of Eddie Bell in Harvey.

Prosecutors believe the shooting took place at the house in Harvey. But Bell's body was found April 16 with multiple gunshot wounds near 138th Street and Thornton Road at the Blue Island/Calumet Park border.

Two other men, Brandon Johnson, of Harvey, and Lester Larkin, of Riverdale, were charged earlier this year with murder. A warrant was issued last month for Chandler’s arrest, and he was arrested last week by the Cook County Sheriff’s Police while they were searching for another man.

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